Steve Hoffacker Is The OT-Friendly CAPS Instructor
Steve Hoffacker has been teaching the CAPS program for twelve years and believes that occupational therapists (OTs and COTAs) are the lynchpin of the CAPS program. As an OT, you connect in a special way with clients who have medical needs (progressive based conditions or traumatic change needs) as well as those without urgent medical needs who are beginning to experience some mobility, sensory or cognitive issues due to the aging process or a previous injury. You understand the ADLs and work toward creating a home environment that will be safe, comfortable, convenient, and accessible for your clients.
The CAPS courses (all three of them) include frequent mentions of OTs in the texts, but Steve is the only CAPS Instructor who understands the definitive role that OTs play in the aging in place process and develops this understanding in his classroom discussions. You will hear various mentions of OTs with other instructors but not the emphasis or knowledge that you get with Steve.
Just as there would not be the interest in aging in place if not for the Baby Boomers, there could not be the focus on creating effective assessments and solutions without the OTs being involved. Contractors, designers, architects, building designers, interior designers, kitchen and bath designers, suppliers, assistive technology professionals, consultants, non-profits, and equipment specialists are all important in creating solutions and implementing them, but as far as understanding the aging process, dealing with it, and relating to the clients we want to serve, OTs are on the front lines.
Steve Hoffacker is an Associate Member of AOTA, and if you are an OT who wants to take your CAPS class experience with someone who understands your profession and the work you do to impact the home environments of your clients, find a class that Steve is teaching.
Testimonials from OTs and COTAs
“Looking forward to 3 days of new learning and networking! And I’m very interested to meet someone that knows about OT! That’s refreshing!” – Amy DePoy OTR/L, Rockingham, VA